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Jubaland

Last modified: 2008-08-23 by bruce berry
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Jubaland - flag proposal

image by Ahmed Sh. Abdi Dahir, 04 Mar 2008

The following was submitted to www.flagid.org - website that provides for the registration of flags.
Vertical Tricolor Flag: Green; Red; Green. I kindly request you to include this flag of the newly established Provincial Regional Autonomy of Somalia (State under Federal Republic of Somalia). Authorities from the three Regions of Southern Somalia, namely the Gedo Region, Lower Jubba Region, and the Middle Jubba Region are working towards the unification of these Regions to make one unified Provincial Regional Authority. The Authority has already been named Jubaland and there is a competition to choose a flag.
I submit the following design for a flag of Jubaland - a vertical tricolour of green, red and green.
Ahmed Sh. Abdi Dahir, 04 Mar 2008

I am not familiar with situation in Somalia, so I checked Somali pages on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubaland) which shows a vertical red and green bicolour with white star. I am not sure what is the status of the flag.
Ivan Sarajcic, 04 Mar 2008
 


"Independent" Jubaland (1998 - 2001)

 

image by Ivan Sarajcic, 06 Mar 2008

Among the flags of short-living separatist entities in Somalia should be added that of Jubaland.  This is territory in the south of Somalia, along Juba (Giubbe) river, with area about 80 000 km2 and more than one million inhabitants.  The capital is Chisimaio.  Jubaland was a part of British East Africa until 1925 when it was ceded to Italy as a compensation for its help in World War I and subsequently Jubaland  became a part of Italian Somalia. In 1998, one of the Somali warlords, Mohamed Said Hersi Morgan, gained control over Jubaland and proclaimed an independent republic  This was not recognized by anybody. The flag chosen to represent the independent state was divided vertically into red and green with a white five-pointed star, in the same pattern as on the Somali national flag, in center. In 1999, the Juba Valley Alliance, led by Ahmed Warsame, overthrew Morgan and in the 2001 the Jubaland republic ceased to exist following a treaty with the Somali provisional government. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubaland).
Jakub GrombÝ°, 06 Mar 2008

The region has been the site of numerous battles in the ongoing Somali Civil War and was briefly declared independent in 1998-1999. As of early 2008, the region is under nominal control of the Somali Transitional Federal Government.
Garry M Borgacci, 05 May 2008

[It cannot be confirmed whether this flag ever existed - Ed].